Title

Statewide Transit Goal Setting

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2011

Subject Area

planning - surveys, mode - mass transit, place - north america, ridership - demand, organisation - contracting

Keywords

Best practices, Performance based planning, Public transit, State departments of transportation, Strategic planning, Transportation planning

Abstract

State departments of transportation (DOTs) are gradually incorporating a performance-based approach to their transportation planning. This includes setting statewide goals for the different systems that make up the state's transportation network. However, state DOTs have limited influence over public transportation. Transit systems are often built, operated, and maintained by local or regional agencies that are separate from the state DOT. This limited influence over transit creates challenges for DOTs when setting statewide transit goals. This digest addresses the need for a better understanding of current and best practices in statewide transit goal setting by state DOTs.

Rights

Permission to link to this report has been given by Transportation Research Board, Washington, copyright remains with them.

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